Former special services agent plays an intricate game of chess involving several federal agencies. Queen takes pawn.

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Special-Agent Louise Castle
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Jason Sherwood
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Nicholas Tollander
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Prof. Follenfant
James Purcell ...
Mr. Putley
Sarah Rosen Fruitman ...
Melissa Castle
Richard Coulter ...
Jeffrey Trent
Heidi von Palleske ...
Susan Trent
John Paul Young ...
Mr. Hickey
Roman Podhora ...
Jack Marker
Nilo Picchi ...
Smith
Mandy Schaffer ...
Lindsay
James Loxley ...
Detective-Sergeant Harris
Terri Hawkes ...
Jess
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An ex-Navy commando (Mark Dacscos) is framed for a bungled mission to save hostages from terrorists in which he survived being shot 7 times by an assassin (Tony Todd). Years later, he is hired to protect a weapons distributor and his wife, only to have the same assassin kill them. This sets him on a mission with the assigned FBI agent (Carrie Anne Moss) to bring the killers and conspirators to justice. Graham Greene appears as Dacasco's former commander. Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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The Dark Heart Of The Black Ops Beats To A Secret Agenda.

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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31 January 1997 (South Africa)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Carrie-Anne Moss and John Neville also starred in the pilot episode of F/X: The Series (1996). See more »

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Written and Performed by Peaches (as Merrill Nisker)
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Hidden gem
5 June 2012 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good action film. Far better than some big budget films that somehow made it into the theaters but should have gone straight to video.

Surprisingly upscale cast. Carrie Anne Moss of future Matrix fame. Also excellent veteran character actors such as Graham Greene.

Good sniper-themed films are few and far between. The original Day of the Jackal, Sniper, Shooter, Quigley Down Under, Enemy at the Gates. You can pretty much list them on the fingers of one hand.

Admittedly Sabotage makes a few technical gaffes regarding the nitty-gritty of how snipers operate. But if one is willing to overlook them, Sabotage is actually one of the better sniper-themed films around.

Lots of "gun porn" for firearms freaks. Lots of intrigue, double-crosses and triple-crosses for thriller fans. Satisfying conclusion. I disagree with those who say the ending was an anti-climax.

It even has some of the earliest uses of "bullet time." Judicious use too, used appropriately. Not overkill.


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